List of all U-boats

U-883

Type

IXD/42

 
Ordered2 Apr 1942
Laid down27 Jul 1943 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1091)
Launched28 Apr 1944
Commissioned27 Mar 1945Oblt. Johannes Uebel
Commanders
1 May 1944 - 1 Oct 1944  Kptlt. Hans-Ludwig Gaude
27 Mar 1945 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Johannes Uebel
Career
No patrols
27 Mar 1945-5 May 1945  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Cuxhaven, Germany.

Transferred from Wilhelmshaven, Germany to Lisahally, N. Ireland on 21 June 1945 for Operation Deadlight. (Waller & Niestlé, October 2010).

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 31 Dec, 1945 in position 55.44N, 08.40W.

Final location

General notes on this boat

27 Mar 1945. U-883 was commissioned in 1945, the only U-boat of Type IXD/42.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-883 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


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